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Alysha's Main Practice Areas:

- Language development

- Gestalt Language Processors

- AAC users (children who have a device)

- Literacy Development 

- Special interest supporting autistic children

Servicing:

- North Brampton (McVean & Queen area)

- Nobleton

- Kleinburg

- North Richmond Hill (King & Bathurst area)

- Virtual - Ontario wide

Alysha currently has a waitlist

Alysha Watson, M.Cl.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathologist (she/her)

I am the founder and owner of Diverse Learners Speech Therapy Services. I graduated from Western University with an undergraduate degree in Spanish Linguistics (2015), followed by a clinical masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology (2017). I am an energetic, passionate person with a deep love for supporting neurodivergent children to spread their wings with confidence. Over the past 5 years, I have gained invaluable experience supporting children in a variety of settings, including: private clinics, in family homes and in the public school system. My experience in the school system has ignited my passion and advocacy for supporting children with diverse learning needs to feel accepted, confident and safe communicating and learning in their classrooms. In my private work, I value the rich, meaningful relationships built with families and strive to ensure they feel confident advocating for their children's language needs. 

I currently live in Nobleton, Ontario with my husband and rescue dog. On my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my siblings, hosting friends and cottaging. I can't wait to meet you!

Professional Memberships & Associations:

  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Member with the Hanen Centre (certified in It Takes Two to Talk)

Additional Professional Development:

  • Meaningful Speech Course (for the evaluation and treatment of Gestalt Language Processors) 

  • Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties

  • OSLA: Advanced Literacy Practices: Making it Happen (structured literacy intervention for SLPs) 

  • SMARTER Intervention (structured literacy intervention) through Ascend Learning Centre

  • Natural Language Acquisition in Autism: Echolalia to Self-Generated Language, Levels 1 & 2

  • Foundations of AAC: An Interprofessional Course

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Olivia's Main Practice Areas:

- Articulation & Phonology

 

Servicing:

- Bolton

- Nobleton

- Kleinburg

- Virtual - Ontario wide
 

Olivia is accepting new clients.

Olivia Lazzaro, M.H.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathologist (she/her)

I graduated from York University with an undergraduate degree in Biology followed by a Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. I have a passion for working with children and always try to build from their strengths in order to achieve their speech and language goals. I enjoy including families in the therapy process by creating individualized goals and providing strategies that can be used within daily routines. I have experience providing telepractice services as well as supporting children within a school setting. During my time working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have developed a keen interest in the areas of articulation and phonology. I look forward to working with families and assisting my clients in becoming confident communicators.

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

 

Additional Professional Development:

  • How clinical phonetics helps with target selection with speech and sound therapy (Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP)

  • How to prepare for speech therapy using the principals of motor learning (SLP Summit)

  • Feel more confident using minimal pairs (Rebecca Reinking).

Jessica Ralph, M.H.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathologist (she/her)

COMING SOON

Main Practice Areas:

- Early language

- Special interest in supporting autistic children

- AAC users 

- Gestalt Language processors 

Servicing:

- Newmarket

- Aurora

- Richmond Hill

- Vaughan

- Virtual - Ontario wide

Jessica is accepting new clients.
 

I received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Brock University, followed by a Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. Since then, I have gained experience working privately (in-home & in-clinic) and publicly (for the Peel Preschool Speech & Language program). Throughout my practice, I have realized a passion for supporting neurodivergent children and their families. I am continually seeking out new education and information to support my clinical practice. 

 

I am warm and enthusiastic clinician who values connection and meaningful relationships with my clients. I am an advocate for strengths-focused & play-based therapy, and neurodiversity-affirming care. I look forward to being a part of your journey! 

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Member with the Hanen Centre (certified in It Takes Two to Talk)

 

Additional Professional Development:

  • Lidcombe Fluency Program

  • Meaningful Speech course (for the evaluation and treatment of Gestalt Language Processors)

  • Digging Deeper: An in-depth look at Motor Speech Treatment (presented by the Speech & Stuttering Institute)

  • Autism Essentials Course by Reframing Autism (an Autistic-led neuro-affirming Autism overview)

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Alessia's Main Practice Areas: 

  • Articulation & Phonology

  • Gestalt Language processors

  • Literacy Development 

  • Special interest in supporting autistic children 

  • AAC users

Servicing:

  • Across York Region

  • Bolton

  • Virtual - Ontario wide

Alessia is accepting new clients for September.
 

Alessia Mangoni, M.A.

Speech-Language Pathologist (she/her)

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from York University followed by a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences (Speech Language Pathology) at the University at Buffalo. I have a wide range of experience working with children in the areas of articulation, receptive and expressive language, literacy, and social communication. I have gained a passion for working with neurodivergent children and gestalt language processors. I am a lifelong learner and continue to develop my skills and knowledge through continuing education. 

 

I am a clinician who is passionate about incorporating child- led therapy, play based therapy and neurodiversity affirming care. I strive to foster meaningful relationships with my clients by making my sessions engaging and motivating for every child I work with. I look forward to meeting you and incorporating your interests in our sessions!

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Registered with the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA)

 

Additional Professional Development:

  • Meaningful Speech Course (for the evaluation and treatment of Gestalt Language Processors)

  • Ascend Reading and Writing Program

  • Inside out Sensory Certification (currently obtaining)

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